Sorry, this post is not about flowers, and I admit that is a really bad title. This post is about the Lima barrio of Miraflores, which literally means “Look! Flowers” in Spanish. Miraflores does have many parks full of beautiful blooms, and is the most upscale, cosmopolitan neighborhood in Lima. It’s where all the classiest hotels and restaurants are located. Wandering through Miraflores almost gave us reverse culture shock because of how similar to the U.S.A. it seemed. While not cheap, it is a beautiful area with great shopping and great food. It’s definitely one of the places that people who stereotype Perú as entirely rural, old-fashioned, and impoverished need to see.